Environmental Program Evaluation

Topical Interest Group


The EPE TIG has over 300 members who specialize in  environmental arenas  including education, energy, international and global environmental issues.  We share a personal and professional passion for the environment, and for promoting a stronger community of practice in environmental evaluation. The members of the TIG are an inspiring, resourceful, and dynamic community of evaluators – many of whom are leaders in their field. New practitioners learn from the experience of long time evaluators, and more established practitioners learn from the diverse perspectives of an ever-growing member base. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to): 




Evaluations of Conservation Biology              

  • Ecological monitoring and assessment (e.g., habitat or species restoration)
  • Human dimensions of resource management




Evaluations of Environmental Policy, Programs and Management

  • Policy and practice change initiatives
  • Program and policy effectiveness and environmental outcomes
  • Program and policy implementation across local, regional and national levels


    Evaluations of Environmental & Conservation Education
  • Environmental & Conservation Education in public and private school settings, and/or non-formal settings
  • Educational impacts of environmental and conservation education on learning

Evaluations of Energy Programs

  • Improvement of energy efficiency & conservation program management
  • Measurement of demand-side management programs 
  • Impact of social marketing and incentive programs on consumer behavior

Evaluations of International Global Issues

  • Education and will-building in support of environmental issues
  • International treaties, consortiums
  • Climate change practices, policies



           Evaluation 2019
Please make a carbon offset for your travel to and from AEA 2019.  For details click on the "Connect" tab above.
EPE TIG Field Trip

When:  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Time:  Noon - 2 p.m.  Important: gather at 11:30 a.m. at the "Alice Rainville Place" covered bus stop directly outside the main entrance of the Millennium Hotel on Nicollet Avenue.

 Wedge Table Community Co-op and Natural Foods Market and Cafe, 2412 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404.  

This will be an informal trip to network with one another and learn more about this long-standing sustainable food co-op.  See the Connect page of the Environmental Program website for some background information about the Wedge co-op.

We will take a bus from the "Alice Rainville Place" covered bus stop (~11:38 a.m.) south down Nicollet Ave. to Wedge Table.  Additional bus details will be provided when you RSVP.  If you miss the bus, take the next one or grab a taxi and meet us at Wedge Table.  We plan to return to the Convention Center area by bus by 2 p.m.

Question/RSVP: heather@dantzker.com (Heather Dantzker).  Space is limited, so please RSVP ASAP.

Cost:  Bring money to purchase your own lunch at the market/cafe. 

EPE TIG Business Meeting


Time: .6:00 PM – 6:45 PM

Convention Center – 101 F

Multi-TIG Reception Group 4 will mingle in Convention Center Auditorium Main Foyer

EPE TIG Dinner

When:  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Time:  7:30 p.m.

Mercy Bar and Dining Room, 901 Hennepin Ave,, Minneapolis, MN 55403

This will be another fun opportunity to eat good food and get to know others in the EPE TIG.  Mercy Bar and Dining Room is only a 0.6 mile/13 minute walk from the Convention Center.  We will gather at the multi-TIG reception (Group 4, Convention Center Auditorium, Main Foyer)following the EPE TIG business meeting.  Look for the Environmental Program Evaluation (EPE) TIG sign!!  Walk to the bar/restaurant with other TIG members starting at 7:10 p.m. sharp or meet us there.  

heather@dantzker.com (Heather Dantzker)  Space is limited, so please RSVP ASAP.

Cost:  Individuals will cover their own costs and manage bills at each table.